Search thinkSPAIN.com for  in 
spain jobs
backprinttell a friend

Atlético Madrid and Sporting Lisboa take Europa League advantage
By:
ThinkSpain , Friday, April 20, 2012

Atlético Madrid have one foot in the Europa League final after a 4-2 win over Valencia in the first leg of their semi-final.

A brace from Falcao (pictured) and further strikes from Miranda and López were enough to give 2010 Europa League winners Atlético a two-goal advantage to take into the second leg.

Ricardo Costa's last-gasp header into the back of the net will give Valencia some hope ahead of the return leg at the Mestalla next week, but Atlético will feel they have their necks in front.

In the other semi-final first-leg tie, Sporting Lisbon stunned tournament favourites Athletic Bilbao winning 2-1 in the Portuguese capital.

The Basque side took the lead early in the second half when Aurtenetxe connected with Susaeta's deflected free kick, but second-half goals from Insua and Spain international Diego Capel turned the tie on its head, giving Sporting a one-goal lead ahead of the return leg in Bilbao next week.

 
Print Share Article RSS News Feed
print tell a friend stumble it!  delicious  digg it!  facebook   rss feed View feed | Add to my RSS reader rss feed

Latest ThinkSpain News
Gun permit debate provoked after hunter shoots forestry officers who asked to see his licence
Crime/Incidents - (23/1/2017)
British supermarkets report vegetable shortage and price hike due to cold snap in Spain
Food & Drink - (23/1/2017)
Valencia arrests 12 years after Dutch airport multi-million diamond robbery
Crime/Incidents - (22/1/2017)
 
Latest Sport articles
Regional league women's rugby player, 26, found dead in her Costa del Sol flat
Andalucia  - (22/1/2017)
Arsenal's Alexis Sánchez admits to €984,000 tax evasion whilst playing for Barça FC
Catalonia  - (17/1/2017)
Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut takes fifth ATP World Tour title with Chennai Open victory
Spain  - (9/1/2017)
 
  back
Follow thinkSPAIN on
Facebook Twitter
 
 
 
 
 
 
© 2003-2017 Think Web Content, S.L. - All rights reserved